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MedKoo CAT#: 461198

CAS#: 1403-66-3

Description: Gentamicin is a widely used antibiotic in the intensive care unit (ICU).

Chemical Structure

CAS# 1403-66-3

Theoretical Analysis

MedKoo Cat#: 461198
Name: Gentamicin
CAS#: 1403-66-3
Chemical Formula: C21H43N5O7
Exact Mass: 477.3162
Molecular Weight: 477.6
Elemental Analysis: C, 52.81; H, 9.08; N, 14.66; O, 23.45

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Synonym: Gentamicin; Centicin; Lyramycin; Oksitselanim; Refobacin; Septigen; Uromycine;

IUPAC/Chemical Name: (2R,3R,4S,5R)-2-(((1S,2R,3S,4S,6S)-4,6-diamino-3-(((2S,3S,6S)-3-amino-6-((S)-1-(methylamino)ethyl)tetrahydro-2H-pyran-2-yl)oxy)-2-hydroxycyclohexyl)oxy)-5-methyl-4-(methylamino)tetrahydro-2H-pyran-3,5-diol


InChi Code: InChI=1S/C21H43N5O7/c1-9(25-3)13-6-5-10(22)19(31-13)32-16-11(23)7-12(24)17(14(16)27)33-20-15(28)18(26-4)21(2,29)8-30-20/h9-20,25-29H,5-8,22-24H2,1-4H3/t9-,10-,11-,12-,13-,14+,15+,16-,17-,18-,19-,20+,21-/m0/s1

SMILES Code: N[C@H]1CC[C@@H]([C@H](C)NC)O[C@H]1O[C@@H]([C@H](C[C@@H]2N)N)[C@@H](O)[C@H]2O[C@@H]3[C@H](O)[C@H](NC)[C@@](O)(CO3)C

Appearance: Solid powder

Purity: >98% (or refer to the Certificate of Analysis)

Shipping Condition: Shipped under ambient temperature as non-hazardous chemical. This product is stable enough for a few weeks during ordinary shipping and time spent in Customs.

Storage Condition: Dry, dark and at 0 - 4 C for short term (days to weeks) or -20 C for long term (months to years).

Solubility: Soluble in DMSO

Shelf Life: >3 years if stored properly

Drug Formulation: This drug may be formulated in DMSO

Stock Solution Storage: 0 - 4 C for short term (days to weeks), or -20 C for long term (months).

HS Tariff Code: 2934.99.03.00

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Concentration / Solvent Volume / Mass 1 mg 5 mg 10 mg
1 mM 1.15 mL 5.76 mL 11.51 mL
5 mM 0.23 mL 1.15 mL 2.3 mL
10 mM 0.12 mL 0.58 mL 1.15 mL
50 mM 0.02 mL 0.12 mL 0.23 mL

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